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Bodiam Castle

"Bodiam is a magnificent castle of the fourteenth century, situated 41/2 miles from Robertsbridge, close to the river Rother, which forms there the boundary of this county with Kent; the large moat, or rather lake, which defended it, is connected with the river. The trace of the structure is nearly a square, enclosing a large area, surrounded by a broad and deep moat, and having a massive round tower at each angle of the walls. The gates were on the N. and S. fronts, and there was a square tower in the centre of the E. and W. sides. The grand entrance gatehouse, in the middle of the N. front, was approached by a raised causeway, defended by a small barbican, of which some remains exist ; this entrance is exceedingly fine, being flanked by two grandly machicolated square towers. On the opposite S. face is a square tower, pierced by a postern giving on the moat: in all there are nine towers." Extract from "The Castles of England: Their Story and Structure" (Archive)

Bodiam Castle is a National Trust property with free entry for National Trust members.

near Robertsbridge,
East Sussex TN32 5UA

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